Tolar had 10 athletes (7 boys, 3 girls), believeed to be the most ever from the school, competing at the UIL Class 2A State Track and Field Meet Friday and Saturday at the University of Texas in Austin. Here are the results:
Rodie Brister, gold medal in pole vault, 15-3; seventh in 110-meter hurdles, 15.64.
Colt Jones, fifth in 800 run, 2:00.71; Jake Jones, seventh in 800, 2:05.28.
Kaleb Gilliam, seventh in 400 dash, 51.54.
800 relay (Blake Watson, Ty Cochrane, Blayne Denton, C. Jones), eighth, 1:32.33.
1600 relay (Watson, Denton, C. Jones, Gilliam), 3:27.15.
Tristyn Klein, seventh in discus, 113-1.
Allison Lee, ninth in 800 run, 2:33.06.
Hannah Lee, eighth in 100 hurdles, 16.33.
Axtell’s offense exploded for a 21-9 win over Tolar in the deciding Game 3 area baseball playoff Saturday at Mansfield Summit. Tolar won the first game 5-3 last night, and Axtell took the second 4-3. Tolar finished the season 16-4-1.
Lipan’s Lanie Roberts finished fifth in the 1600-meter run in the UIL Class A State Track and Field Meet Friday. She posted a time of 5:42, the second-fastest time of her career. She qualified in the 800 as a freshman and in the 800 and 1600 last year as a sophomore.
Rodie Brister of Tolar capped his high school pole vaulting career by winning a gold medal at the UIL Class 2A State Track and Field Meet at the University of Texas in Austin Friday. Brister cleared a career-best 15 feet, 3 inches, actually hitting the bar as he went over, but it stayed in place to give him the title. Brister placed sixth in this same meet as a sophomore. He joins 1977 long jumper Kevin Fry as who are believed to be the only track athletes in Tolar history to win a gold medal at state.